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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Reverse

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You would need around 8,320.65RM (82,428.73฿) in Kuala Lumpur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 89,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 2.75% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 7.38% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 16.77% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 15.28% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 13.77% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 83.49% higher than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Kuala Lumpur      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 55.00 ฿     79.25 ฿      +44.09 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     594.39 ฿      -0.93 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 150.00 ฿     118.88 ฿      -20.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 ฿     99.07 ฿      +41.52 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     118.88 ฿      +18.88 %
Cappuccino (regular) 65.76 ฿     95.23 ฿      +44.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.96 ฿     21.50 ฿      +19.71 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.60 ฿     12.80 ฿      +33.37 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.25 ฿     61.29 ฿      +29.72 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 35.17 ฿     29.41 ฿      -16.39 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 47.67 ฿     37.25 ฿      -21.84 %
Eggs (12) 58.65 ฿     44.72 ฿      -23.76 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 522.73 ฿     339.30 ฿      -35.09 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 120.75 ฿     106.70 ฿      -11.64 %
Apples (1kg) 84.10 ฿     82.00 ฿      -2.49 %
Oranges (1kg) 70.93 ฿     76.23 ฿      +7.46 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.00 ฿     35.03 ฿      -29.94 %
Potato (1kg) 62.87 ฿     31.75 ฿      -49.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 38.46 ฿     30.59 ฿      -20.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.15 ฿     21.87 ฿      +35.39 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     495.33 ฿      -17.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 52.63 ฿     84.50 ฿      +60.54 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.62 ฿     112.47 ฿      +11.77 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 ฿     118.88 ฿      +32.09 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     19.81 ฿      -20.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 994.94 ฿     990.65 ฿      -0.43 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     29.72 ฿      -15.09 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.25 ฿     11.39 ฿      +117.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     222.90 ฿      +122.90 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.86 ฿     20.76 ฿      -46.57 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 ฿     1,485,979.16 ฿      +98.13 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,408.02 ฿     1,507.93 ฿      -55.75 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.81 ฿     2.65 ฿      +46.81 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 648.17 ฿     1,427.05 ฿      +120.17 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,845.24 ฿     1,629.62 ฿      -11.69 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 391.67 ฿     228.84 ฿      -41.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     138.69 ฿      -22.95 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,095.00 ฿     2,485.71 ฿      +18.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,573.16 ฿     1,722.87 ฿      +9.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,966.33 ฿     2,796.12 ฿      -5.74 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,027.78 ฿     2,535.67 ฿      -16.25 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,781.79 ฿     24,474.95 ฿      +17.77 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,029.41 ฿     13,322.57 ฿      +20.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 56,133.43 ฿     40,121.44 ฿      -28.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,454.55 ฿     19,866.60 ฿      -32.55 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,500.00 ฿     96,596.27 ฿      -10.14 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68,000.00 ฿     49,610.81 ฿      -27.04 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,449.43 ฿     38,151.95 ฿      +69.95 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.16     5.10      -17.09 %
 
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